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February 8th, 2012

Landholders rush to establish carbon forests

Landholders spiralling interest in carbon forests has resulted in CO2 Australia investing an estimated $23.3 million in rural economies during 2011 and partnering with more than 300 farming families.

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February 1, 2012

New tool promotes forest offsets to consumers

Canadian Reforestation project developer Taking Root has come up with a new online tool to help its offset buyers explain and promote their offsetting commitment to their own customers.

The CO2 Responsible communications kit is designed to help businesses get full value from their decision to offset their carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and promote the benefits of Taking Root’s social reforestation project in Nicaragua.

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3 February 2012

Global Environment Fund beats target for Africa forestry fund

Global Environment Fund (GEF) has raised $160 million into its Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund, exceeding its target of $150 million.

The Maryland-based fund manager claims the fund is the first private equity fund to focus solely on sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Community Carbon Accounting Research Project

The Community Carbon Accounting (CCA) Action Research Project was launched with the intention of elaborating approaches for engaging communities in forest carbon stock monitoring.

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January 29 2012

Political insurance for PE funds

A new insurance product has been launched to cover private equity fund investments in Africa and other emerging markets against political risk.

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February 1, 2012

REDD: Saving the Amazon rainforest

International negotiators are closing in on a new solution for combating climate change — and saving the world’s remaining forests.

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Jan 27, 2012

Jayanthi Natarajan turns down proposal seeking Rs 1K crore under CAMPA

NEW DELHI: Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan has asked the Comptroller and Auditor General to review the spending of the funds of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

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Jan 26, 2012

GEF Closes $160 Million Fund for Sustainable Forestry in Africa

Global Environment Fund, a U.S. private-equity firm with $1 billion under management, completed the closing of a $160 million fund for sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa.

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January 25th, 2012

Can carbon finance protect forests and prevent climate change?

Some of our clients will remember that The CarbonNeutral Company started business in 1997 trading as Future Forests, and will know that our services have always recognised the central role played by ecosystems in maintaining a stable climate.

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Jan 26, 2012

World Bank sees carbon finance role for years

(Reuters) - The World Bank's carbon finance initiatives will likely be needed for at least five years, as the United Nations struggles to create a self-sufficient, int


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